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Coleophora lithargyrinella
Stitchwort Case-bearer

Zeller, 1849524 / 37.040
=Sandy Case-bearer

Norfolk status
Rare.
Found in Two main habitats, coastal areas or woodland.
Distinctive larval case when fully grown as it is a pale pink colour and has a double dorsal keel.

First modern-day Norfolk record of a larval case found at Thorpe Marsh VC27 in 2021 (J. Emerson, 03/06/2021, conf. R. Edmunds)

[MBGBI vol3 p254]

Verification Grade Comment: Case: Photo to show mouth angle & keel, otherwise = C4

Determination by Genitalia Examination (gen. det.) Required

Case: A good quality photo or specimen of the case and plant/pabulum is required.

Recorded in 3 (4%) of 74 10k Squares.
First Recorded in 1874.
Last Recorded in 2024.
Additional Stats

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Determination
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Latest 5 Records
Date#VC10kGeneral Area
12/04/2024127TG00Deopham
04/05/2022127TG00Deopham
03/06/2021127TG20Norwich (Thorpe St Andrew)
1874+28TL99Merton
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Wingspan: 11-13.5 mm.
Flight: June - July.
Foodplant:   Sea campion, Stitchwort
Nat Status: Nationally Scarce B
Verification Grade:  Adult: 4  Case: C2
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